EPPO Global Database

Oryctes rhinoceros(ORYCRH)

Distribution details in United States of America (Hawaii)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Transient
First recorded in: 2014
Caught for the first time in January 2014 in a trap trap located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Under eradication.
* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports. USA (2014-02-06) Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros, Scarabaeidae) detected in Hawaii. http://www.pestalert.org/

* Paudel S, Mansfield S, Villamizar FL, Jackson TA, Marshall SDG (2021) Can biological control overcome the threat from newly invasive coconut rhinoceros beetles populations (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)? A review. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 114(2), 247-256.

* Wanatabe S, Melzer MJ (2017) A multiplex-PCR assay for differentiating coconut rhinoceros beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Oriental flower beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in early life stages and excrement. Journal of Economic Entomology 110(2), 678-682.
-------- Surveys carried out in Haiwaii indicate that the pest occurs as discrete, incipient populations and is not widespread on Oahu.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, few occurrences view...